Miami-Dade County Police Department

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 4,400
Sworn: 3,100
Civilian: 1,300

Total population served: 1.2 million

Jurisdiction: Miami-Dade County, Florida

Program Highlights

  • The Miami-Dade County Police Department operates
    • a mobile crisis unit
    • a co-responder unit
    • a threat management section that works with individuals who have been placed on psychiatric holds under the Baker Act.
  • In conjunction with Thriving Mind, the police department provides ongoing case management services to people who have come into contact with these specialty units.
  • The Data Access and Collaboration on Treatment Alternatives program (DACOTA) is a data collection program that collects information on treatment history, care coordination, violence risk, recidivism, mental health functioning, and referrals to treatment in order to improve the way the department responds to people in crisis.


Lieutenant Robert Ramos
Miami-Dade Police Department
Threat Management Section
(305) 470-3900
[email protected]

Sergeant Richard Pichardo
Miami-Dade Police Department
Threat Management Section
[email protected]

Adilen Cruz
VP of Behavioral Health Services
Thriving Mind South Florida
(786) 507-7459
[email protected]